Romeo + Juliet

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Baz Luhrmann's garish, flamboyant adaptation of Romeo + Juliet was hyper-kinetic and colorful, boasting a heavy inspiration from the visual style of MTV, so it's only appropriate that the soundtrack was tailored for the alternative nation that MTV fostered. Combining modern rock acts like Garbage, Radiohead, the Cardigans, and the Butthole Surfers with contemporary soul like Des'ree and adult alternative like Gavin Friday, the album is slick, polished, catchy -- and surprisingly strong. Though the soul and pop is good, the alternative rock acts on the soundtrack fare the best, with Garbage and Radiohead both contributing excellent B-sides "Number One Crush" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Baz Luhrmann's garish, flamboyant adaptation of Romeo + Juliet was hyper-kinetic and colorful, boasting a heavy inspiration from the visual style of MTV, so it's only appropriate that the soundtrack was tailored for the alternative nation that MTV fostered. Combining modern rock acts like Garbage, Radiohead, the Cardigans, and the Butthole Surfers with contemporary soul like Des'ree and adult alternative like Gavin Friday, the album is slick, polished, catchy -- and surprisingly strong. Though the soul and pop is good, the alternative rock acts on the soundtrack fare the best, with Garbage and Radiohead both contributing excellent B-sides "Number One Crush" and "Talk Show Host," respectively, with the Cardigans' sleek, sexy lounge-disco number "Lovefool" stealing the show.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383771547
  • Catalog Number: 37715

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 #1 Crush (4:46)
  2. 2 Local God (3:55)
  3. 3 Angel (4:19)
  4. 4 Pretty Piece of Flesh (4:52)
  5. 5 Kissing You (4:57)
  6. 6 Whatever (I Had a Dream) - Butthole Surfers (4:09)
  7. 7 Lovefool (3:18)
  8. 8 Young Hearts Run Free (4:15)
  9. 9 Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) (1:43)
  10. 10 To You I Bestow (3:58)
  11. 11 Talk Show Host (4:17)
  12. 12 Little Star (3:39)
  13. 13 You and Me Song (5:25)
  14. 14 [Multimedia Content] (0:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Butthole Surfers Track Performer
Gavin Friday Track Performer
Kym Mazelle Track Performer
Des'ree Track Performer
Radiohead Track Performer
Stina Nordenstam Track Performer
Craig Armstrong Conductor
Marius de Vries Keyboards
Beverley Skeete Vocals
The Cardigans Track Performer
Everclear Track Performer
Garbage Track Performer
The Wannadies Track Performer
Mundy Track Performer
One Inch Punch Track Performer
John Leguizamo Vocals
Miriam Margolyes Vocals
Dash Mihok Vocals
Harold Perrineau Vocals
Leonardo DiCaprio Vocals
Edwina Moore Vocals
Pete Postlethwaite Vocals
Jesse Bradford Vocals
Claire Danes Vocals
Quindon Tarver Track Performer
Technical Credits
Gary Thomas Engineer
Gavin Friday Producer
Youth Producer
Des'ree Producer
Radiohead Producer
Stina Nordenstam Producer
Craig Armstrong Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Rupert Coulson Engineer
Marius de Vries Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Nellee Hooper Producer, Executive Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer
Catherine Martin Art Direction
Steve Sidwell Brass Arrangment
Mark "Spike" Stent Engineer
Chris Stokes Contributor, Vocal Supervision
Andy Todd Engineer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Lorraine Francis Engineer
Nigel Godrich Producer
Liz Heller Executive Producer
Karyn Rachtman Contributor, Executive Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jeremy Wheatley Engineer
The Cardigans Composer
Garbage Producer
Colin Greenwood Composer
Jonny Greenwood Composer
Ed O'Brien Composer
Phil Selway Composer
Maurice Seezer Producer
Erik Holmberg Producer
Jim Abbiss Engineer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
Art Alexakis Producer
Richard Simpson Engineer
Eva Blanco translation
Tania Burkett Art Direction
Paul Conboy Producer
Baz Luhrmann Executive Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer
Nille Perned Producer
Paul Provenzano Executive Producer
Thom Yorke Composer
David Tyler Engineer
Tore Johansson Producer
Tim Atack Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Soundtrack!!

    I bought this soundtrack almost ten years after the movie came out, and never regretted it.I can't count how many times I have listened to it. It is a fantastic soundtrack. I love Everclear's "Local God"!! Great, great soundtrack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Theme????

    I liked the soundtrack but where is the theme????? Ya know, the music playing when the guy explains the whole star cross'd lovers bit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great soundtrack as well as movie!

    I loved this soundtrack! Garbage and The Butthole Surfers rocked! All of the songs fit in perfect with the movie. When I first went to see the movie i thought it would be alright but the way the wrote the movie as well as the soundtrack was unreal! This is one of my favs. in movie AND soundtrack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I loved this soundtrack

    This soundtrack, along with the movie, are both truly unique. This soundtrack is full of great songs, of varying styles. There are love songs, rock, alternative, and songs to sing to. It's a great soundtrack, to accompany a great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great variety

    Among my favourite of movie soundtracks (although I can't say too much for the movie itself), the R + J disc is a compliation with songs that fit almost every mood. There are the edgier rock; the dark and satirical; the mellow yet treacherous; the crooning and soulful; the sleek and upbeat; and the wonderfully hippish. Contemporary and beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Romeo and Juliet goes Alternative!!!

    Baz Luhrman rocks!! So does this Sdtk. Can't say the same for the movie.... I loved the 1st track by garbage, and the 3rd track, Angel, and all of the tracks after the 7th, Lovefool, which I also loved. Great, Great, Great Soundtrack!!!! Fabulous to listen to when you are in a particularly melancholy mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Music!!!

    I don't normally listen to this type of music... but this cd has music that anyone can enjoy. The music on this cd has the power to make you laugh and cry.

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